There’s nothing more special than a handmade gift to show your family members how much you appreciate them. This Father’s Day, instead of buying dad a generic gift from the store, why not try making your own unique present!
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY Father’s Day gift ideas. Not only are these crafts incredibly thoughtful and easy to make, but they can also promote relaxation and improve your mood.
Here are 8 Father’s Day gifts you can easily make at home with a few simple supplies.
1. Charcoal Portrait
Charcoal is a fantastic drawing medium for beginners and experienced artists alike. The medium lends itself to quick portraits that have an impressive, professional looking quality to them. It’s also a very inexpensive and accessible art form.
If you’re looking for something special to give your dad on Father’s Day, then why not try creating your own charcoal portrait of the two of you together. You can use a high quality charcoal paper and read up on some helpful drawing tips to create a beautiful portrait dad is sure to love.
2. Father’s Day Mug
Quirky mugs are a quintessential Father’s Day gift. While there are plenty of different store-bought options to choose from, with messages and slogans ranging from the funny to the sentimental, nothing really compares to a homemade mug.
You know your dad better than anyone else and can come up with a design that is both thoughtful and unique to his own individual personality. All you need is some transfer paper and some oil-based paint pens!
3. Embroidered Tie
Ties are another Father’s Day staple that can easily be upgraded and personalized with a little bit of DIY magic. Use a simple, single color necktie and some glossy embroidery thread to add a personal touch to an otherwise classic gift.
You can make your embroidery design as simple or a complex as you like, and even incorporate a secret message into the back of the tie to remind your dad how much you love him.
4. Homemade Shaving Cream
A lot of men use generic, discount shaving cream that can leave the skin dry and irritated. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a natural, spa-quality cream that will give you a close shave and still leave your skin feeling soft afterwards.
This Father’s Day, give your dad the gift of a homemade shaving cream. This luxury product is made with shea butter for moisture and has a delightful rosemary mint scent.
5. Wood Burned Bottle Stoppers
Wood burning is a simple but highly satisfying craft that anyone can try. Like a lot of different art forms, you can make your wood burned pieces as simple or intricate as you like, and work to perfect your technique over time.
These wood burned bottle stoppers are the perfect gift for dads who love a good cocktail. Even though they are simple and easy enough for beginners to make, they have a highly stylized appearance that is sure to add a chic touch to any bar cart.
6. Watch Stand
This elegant watch stand is a fantastic present that any dad will love. If you’re handy with tools and aren’t afraid to do a little bit of drilling, then this is the perfect gift to give your dad on his special day.
Once you have the watch stand constructed, you can further personalize it by painting or burning custom designs into the wood. You can even get your kids involved in the decorating process, making this a functional and sophisticated gift that even young children can help put together.
7. Miniature Tool Box Cufflink Holder
These miniature tool box cufflink holders are another homemade gift that you can make with your kids. Let your kids paint and decorate the boxes as they see fit, finishing each box with a fitted metal handle afterwards.
Each miniature tool box is made from an empty altoid tin, making this the perfect option for families on a tight budget. You can also add a felt lining to help protect the cufflinks from scratches and dents.
8. Key Organizer
If your dad is constantly misplacing his keys, then a handmade key organizer is a thoughtful and practical gift to make for Father’s Day.
Although the overall design is a simple block of wood with hooks screwed into one end, there are lots of ways to make this project your own. Carve the wood into a shape that reflects your dad’s interests and hobbies, like a mountain range for adventurous dads or a baseball bat for sporty guys.
No matter what you decide, your dad is sure to appreciate having a central location to keep track of his keys.
Father’s Day is a special occasion for celebrating our dads and all they do to support us throughout our lives. You can show your own dad how much you care by putting together a homemade gift that is unique and filled with love.
These gift ideas are easy to make and are sure to put a smile on any dad’s face.